Sunday, February 26, 2006

True Multiculturalism

We don't need politicians telling us what multiculturalism is and how it is defined. Just look no further than the Clayton Festival. This small festival this afternoon is one of the bests examples of Australian culture I have seen. So many different cultures, many first generation immigrants all getting along with each other in a very friendly atmosphere.
It's about time those who think immigration from non-western countries makes us lose our "Aussie" culture to wake up and pull their head out of the sand. The only reason Australia is a wealthy country is because of these first generation immigrants, they are the hard workers of this country, from the English in the gold rush of the 1850's to the Afghanis who have migrated in recent times. Trying to force an "Aussie" culture on new comers is in my opinion, not a tolerating multicultural society we claim to be.

Bond Bar

It's been a while since I've properley been out (ie not after work drinks) in Melbourne. Think it was after my graduation before I went overseas.
Last night I went to a very slick place indeed and had a great time, even though the majority of my drinking partners were missing.
DJ was great, playing a fair bit of House music which I haven't seen much of here. The name of the place ... Bond Bar, on Bond Street (off Flinders between Queen & Elizabeth).

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Tyabb Airshow

This is the second time I've been to this nice airshow at Tyabb. The most impressive part was these two helicopters manoeuvring just meters from each other.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Melbourne's Philanthropist - Sidney Myer

After travelling around the other side of the world for 6 weeks, it's nice to come back and enjoy something that is very unique to Melbourne. The series of free concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl by the world class Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO). Sitting outdoors on the grass, on a warm evening with a view of the city in the background. I might add that I find the story behind these free concerts by an orchestra, which is usually fairly expensive to see, which have been put on almost every year for over 70 years wonderful.
Melbourne owes so much to the philanthropist Sidney Myer who set up a fund to put on free concerts every year in the Botanic Gardens. After his death, his trust also built the magnificant Music Bowl in the beautiful gardens in the King's Domain. For those Melburnians who haven't been to one of these concerts, it is a must, and it wont cost you a cent.
More on Sidney Myer.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Still here - rushed off my feet

I'm still alive, so much has happened since my last post. I intend to add some photos to previous posts and fill in some gaps of what I've been doing for the past 2 months!
Just started work in a new job, which was so rushed. Interview the day before I left, and started the day after I arrived. After the previous redundancy before I started work! and from a company that could be in some serious trouble, this company looks like a much better place to work, and I probably would have chosen it over the other anyway.
Since this is a public blog, I'm not going to reveal the name, other than it is a very large international company in telecommunications. The downside, I may have to travel a lot overseas, oh damn!